Peljesac Bridge: Way for Chinese Workers to Arrive Found

Lauren Simmonds

The coronavirus pandemic has caused issues in every way imaginable, and the long awaited Peljesac Bridge has been far from immune to the spanners thrown in the works by the virus. 

July the 25th, 2020 – The Peljesac Brisge construction site is dominated by Chinese workers, or perhaps it is better to say that that was the case before the coronavirus pandemic swept the world and changed our behaviour to such an extreme degree. The CRBC, which is no less than a Chinese company, is responsible for the carrying out of the works, and with the transport sector hit hard, issues have been abundant. It seems now, however, that a solution has been found…

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 23rd of July, 2020, the Chinese contractor on the Peljesac Bridge, China Bridge and Road Corporation (CRBC), has finally found a way to bring over the Chinese workers which are necessary for the assembly of the steel span structure of the bridge from China to the construction site in Dalmatia.

As the aforementioned company confirmed to Večernji list recently, they have arranged a charter flight from China with an airline, which will bring its workers, including all of the welders needed to enlarge the segments of the span assembly, directly to Croatia. The Croatian representative office of CRBC says that they plan to bring about 150 workers in this summer, of which 100 are welders.

”The preparation of the charter flight is going smoothly and it is predicted that it will land in Croatia at the end of July,” CRBC reports.

As has since been learned from Croatian roads (Hrvatske ceste), that flight was planned for Monday, July the 27th. The Chinese contractor company says that given the type of aircraft their workers will come with, as well as the location of the construction site, the aircraft from China will need to land at Dubrovnik Airport (Cilipi).

However, it isn’t all roses. Given the fact that the coronavirus pandemic is still raging globally, the arriving Chinese workers will not be able to simply go to the Peljesav Bridge construction site immediately, as they will first have to go into self-isolation. Thus, the CRBC says, these 150 Chinese workers, after arriving in Croatia, will be accommodated in a hotel that they have booked to carry out their fourteen days of self-isolation.

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